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DRAP takes action against pharmacies selling overpriced face masks

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan has taken action against two pharmacies in Karachi and Lahore selling overpriced face masks in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak. Several residents had lodged complaints on DRAP’s helpline, said the spokesperson for the National Ministry of Health on Thursday. The authority seized the stocks of Al Razi …

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Fact-check: have the authorities found coronavirus in Pakistani chickens?

Photos of sick chickens have been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts which claim the deadly novel coronavirus has been found in Pakistan’s chickens. The claim is false. Pakistan’s Ministry of Health, National Institute of Health and the Pakistan Poultry Association told AFP there is “no evidence” that the novel coronavirus has been …

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Working journalists should teach media students: HEC committee

The Curriculum Division of the Higher Education Commission approved on Thursday a revised curriculum for media and communication studies. In its recommendations, the National Curriculum Revision Committee had said that the area of media and communication studies be recognized as a professional discipline like law, pharmacy, medicine, engineering etc. The committee suggested that working journalists …

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Pakistani soldier martyred in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

A Pakistani soldier was martyred after Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing in Kayani Sector along the heavily militarised Line of Control, the ISPR said Thursday. According to the Pakistani military’s media wing, the troops of the Pakistan Army responded to the ceasefire violations and effectively targeted the Indian posts. Imtiaz Ali, the 30-year-old …

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Khalid Jawed Khan is Pakistan’s new attorney-general

The federal government has decided to appoint Barrister Khalid Jawed Khan as the next attorney-general of Pakistan. Khalid Jawed Khan, who had served as the AGP under the caretaker government before the 2018 elections, confirmed to SAMAA TV that the notification appointing him as the AGP will be issued tomorrow (Friday). Anwar Mansoor Khan was …

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Dead Afghan Taliban chief’s Karachi properties up for auction

Assets worth Rs100 million, including a life insurance policy, purportedly belonging to the man who headed the Afghan Taliban, will go under the hammer by order of a special court in Karachi. An anti-terrorism court has advertised the auction of six properties owned by former Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed in …

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